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Sold Out – Holiday Breads

Close-Up Shot of a Panettone

December 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, December 5th
 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Total Sessions:
Chef Maria Capdevielle
Location: Rotary Kitchen
 Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
 Beginning – Intermediate
Sliding Scale:
 $35 / $55 / $75
Financial Aid Availabl
e – Apply Here

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About the class

Join us for a festive and fun baking class where you will learn how to make two delicious holiday breads: mini panettone with chocolate and cranberry almond braid. Panettone is a traditional Italian sweet bread that is usually filled with candied fruits and raisins, but we will make a chocolate version that is equally scrumptious. Cranberry almond braid is a buttery and flaky pastry that is filled with tangy cranberries and crunchy almonds, perfect for breakfast or dessert. You will learn how to make the doughs, shape them, and bake them to perfection. You will also get to take home some of the breads you make and enjoy them with your family and friends. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate bakers who want to improve their skills and impress their guests with homemade holiday breads. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from our experienced instructor and have a great time in the kitchen!

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle

Instructor / Chef

Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of “The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil,” a professional pastry chef and a culinary chef/instructor from Abruzzo (Italy). She graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2003 and did her internship at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce. Her local experience includes V-Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and V. Sattui Winery. She also teaches classes in-person and online at culinary centers in the SF Bay Area and at Milk Street in Boston, and consults for small restaurants and wineries to help them develop their dessert menu and train their teams.

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